RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Layoffs across the high tech sector are surging in March with reports of thousands in layoffs reportedly coming at Meta adding to the increasing toll on workers.

Bloomberg reported the looming Meta cuts late Monday night.

Earlier in the day both SiriusXM and business software maker Atlassian both announced they are each cutting 500 jobs.

So far over the past six days tech firms have disclosed 16,000 job reductions, but of the 15 companies making cuts before Monday some firms did not disclose how many jobs are being eliminated. That’s according to the news site which tracks tech layoffs.

Data show 454 tech companies had made layoffs totaling 123,882 employees before all the Monday news.

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So add 16,000 to an unknown number at three firms, thousands at Meta and 1,000 between SiriusXM and Atlassian …

The surge comes after layoffs declined in February from January, according to tech finance news site Crunchbase. Some 28,000 employees lost jobs last month, Keerthi Vedantam reports.

Other job cuts reported so far this month include:

  • Electronic Arts, 200
  • Sonder, 100
  •, 200
  • Waymo, 209
  • Thoughtworks, 500